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BACKGROUND The aim was to compare percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), a supervised exercise programme (SEP) and combined treatment (PTA plus SEP) for intermittent claudication due to(More)
BACKGROUND The influence of intraluminal thrombus (ILT) on the proteolytic environment within the wall of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is unknown. This is the first study to examine the(More)
BACKGROUND This report describes the clinical effectiveness and recurrence rates from a randomized trial of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and surgery for varicose veins. METHODS Some 280(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have reported the clinical effects of long-term treatment with cardioprotective medications in patients with lower limb peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in terms of(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish the relationship between quality of life (QOL) index scores and clinical indicators of lower limb ischemia. METHODS One hundred seventy-eight patients (108 men, median age(More)